VLC Apple TV4

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by davidoloan, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. davidoloan macrumors 6502

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    Anybody know of a guide to setup accessing content on your computer on Apple TV4 VLC player?

    I want to play a few .iso DVD backups.

    I can find the local network on VLC on my imac and on the Apple TV4 app, but I can't see how to set them up.
     
  2. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    I haven't tried the app yet but my understanding is, as of right now anyway, it's not possible to do that.
     
  3. davidoloan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just .iso or anything at all from your computer?
     
  4. Zimmy68 macrumors 65816

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    It's not possible to do much of anything with the app in its current state.
    To call it a beta is pushing it.

    Check the Apple TV Apps forum for more information.
     
  5. benjitek macrumors 6502a

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    Plex is an option, if you want something that 'just-works'...
     
  6. davidoloan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I tried Plex. I have always used iTunes and homesharing for the Apple TV but I have four DVDs from the same series that no matter how I encode them come out juddery. I had a thread on here, but I can't figure out the reason.

    So I tried Plex, but it doesn't play .iso. I did want it to "just work". Thats what I kept hearing. But there are probably good reasons why.

    So I tried VLC - no luck.

    So I will probably try to make MKV's from my .iso's and try Plex again. Seems the same amount of work as iTunes. For all the ease of use I hear about Plex it seems like it requires a lot of configuring and setting up.
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    Which is the correct Plex app to use on my computer so I can access mkv's on the apple TV?

    The media server app or the Home Theatre app?
     
  7. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    If you're going the MKV route you should take a look at standalone ATV4 apps like MrMC or InFuse....they play MKVs just fine and you don't need to have a Plex server running anywhere.
     
  8. davidoloan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'll have a look thanks. I want the simplest thing.
     

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